​Brunswick Secondary College is a multicultural school community that welcomes international students from many different countries.

International Students and their families are attracted to Brunswick Secondary College for a variety of reasons: its attractive and safe environs, its proximity and links with the cultural heart of Melbourne and its reputation for supporting students to achieve their best.

At Brunswick Secondary College, International students are fully integrated into the life of the college. This assists them to make rapid progress in learning English, developing supportive relationships with other students and meeting the challenges of integrating into a different culture and education system. International Students are also able to participate in the many cocurricular opportunities we offer at the college.

Students from overseas are supported by our International Students Coordinator, Level Coordinators and the Pathways Coordinator. They participate in the Right Start Program where all new students are given a  buddy ( mentor) from the same year level to help them to settle quickly into their new school.

The International Students’ Coordinator organises regular  meetings for our international students and they also enjoy the individual support provided through the EAL Homework Club.

Please read the International Student Handbook at the bottom of this page to find out more about living and learning in Brunswick including communications, Visa and employment rights and more.

Please refer to the college Homestay Policy document at the bottom of this page for information and procedures regarding these arrangements.

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition, caring welfare support services, secure homestay, and pathways to higher education. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see: www.study.vic.gov.au

Contact our school

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Chelsea Zhou

Phone: 9387 6133

Email: Chenxin Zhou <Chenxin.Zhou@education.vic.gov.au>

School email: brunswick.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Brunswick Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see: www.study.vic.gov.au.

How to Apply 

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply, see: How to apply.

All applications are processed through the DoE – International Education Division
Note that this information can be read in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean.

Visit the DET website and follow the links to apply

Once an application has been forwarded from the International Student Division to Brunswick Secondary College, the college will check placement availability for the Year Level requested. If placement is available, the college will arrange a skype interview meeting (including a translator as required).

Following the completion of this process, students and families will be advised of confirmation of placement.


Information and resources for commenced students

Below are a number of links that can tell you more about living in Melbourne and studying at Brunswick Secondary College:

Joining our Community

Cultural Information

Legal Services

Healthcare & Wellbeing

Student Obligations

Translation Services